If you are injured on the job, regardless of the reason, it goes without saying that you’ll look into making a workers’ compensation claim. With these benefits, you’re able to receive money on a monthly basis until you’re able to return to work.
Unfortunately, things don’t always work out the way you expect. In other words, you could be denied for workers’ compensation benefits. If this happens, you’re left with two options:
Before you do anything, it’s imperative to understand why your claim was denied. This will tell you a lot about the steps you should take and what to expect as you move forward.
Here are some of the most common reasons for a workers’ compensation claim denial:
There are other reasons why your claim could be denied, but these are among the most common.
If you find yourself in this unenviable position, if you truly believe that you should be receiving benefits, don’t back down.
Read your denial letter in full, keep to yourself (don’t talk to the insurance adjuster), and learn more about your legal rights. When you do this, you may find yourself in position to receive benefits in the near future.